Transportation Planner

Compensation: $81,559 - $108,881

General Description/Information



This recruitment is open until the position is filled.

First review of applications will occur on May 16, 2024.


Annual Salary Range: 

$81,559 to $108,881 


The City of Tempe offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Pay Increases occur in July 
  • 13 Paid Holidays, 1 Personal Day, 8 hours Winter Holiday Leave
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 9.33 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Wellness Program Discount on health premiums
  • Medical Reimbursement Program; $53/month
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $6,000/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457, 401K, and Employer contribution


To view the employee benefit summary, please visit: 

Employee Benefit Summary


Department / Division:     

Engineering & Transportation / Transit Operations 


Job Type

Full-Time Regular 



Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Job Number: 







The purpose of this position is to support Tempe’s multi-modal transit network including fixed-route bus, neighborhood circulators, light rail, streetcar, and paratransit services. Primarily funded through a dedicated half-cent transit sales tax, Tempe’s high-performing and successful transit network has evolved to serve as a leading example within the region.


Duties include but are not limited to: day-to-day transit service oversight activities as well as short-term and long-range planning functions, including data analysis and community outreach coordination, while coordinating closely with regional stakeholders including Valley Metro, MAG, the City of Phoenix and other neighboring jurisdictions. This position may also represent and support the City’s transit program in efforts related to policy, including various boards, committees, commissions, and neighborhood groups



Work Experience: 

Requires two (2) years of full-time experience in public transportation or public transit planning or architectural design. 

Candidates must have the minimum amount of work experience. Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year).  The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience. 



Requires the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in city and regional planning, transportation planning, civil engineering, transportation engineering, landscape design, architectural design, transportation planning or a degree related to the core functions of this position.

The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours). 



Applicants considered for this job classification must pass the following: 

  • Criminal history background investigation